Our Style colleague Phil Kennicott was just named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.
Settle in with a brain blankie and peruse some of our favorite pieces of his — smart, elevated, occasionally dizzying — from the past year.
* The symbolism of the Occupy movement’s physical space.
* The provocative images of Moammar Gaddafi in death.
* Osama bin Laden’s impact on American culture.
The full list of Pulitzer winners.